BRUCE WHITFIELD: (Another) shame on you, Facebook
Dodgy ads for unsavoury services used to appear in newspaper classifieds – today, they are found on social media sites, and platform owners are doing nothing to stop them
Dozens of global brands have suspended advertising on Facebook to put pressure on the network to address hate speech, and the boycott is expanding to other platforms. Over the weekend Starbucks announced it had suspended advertising on some social media platforms in response to hate speech – joining brands such as Coca-Cola, Diageo and Unilever.
Facebook has long been criticised for its failure to moderate content on its platform, despite accusations that its approach may have been instrumental in securing Donald Trump the White House four years ago...